Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey‘s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.



The Great Commission Was Not Sedition

Matthew 28:16-20


Jesus Christ is God and omnipotent.

He has dominion, glory, and kingdom.

He gave His Apostles a commission.

They were to baptize and teach salvation.


Instead of being servant in Heaven

The devil chose to be ruler in Hell.

We were made in God’s image.  Jesus Christ

Died for our sins.  The Spirit inspires us.


In a James Thurber “New Yorker” cartoon,

An angry man said to a woman, “I

Assume then, that you regard yourself as

Omniscient.  If I am wrong, correct me!”


Knute Rockne used to say, “Keep on the balls

Of your feet.  Then you’ll look like something neat.”


Patrick McCaskey


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